Over the past month Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser have been building a giant amphitheatre out of junk, called Amphis. With the aid of volunteers and intrigued onlookers, the German duo have almost finished and the result is worth a visit. As a study in patchwork construction, it is a magical space of chambers fabricated by borrowers, and has a glory unmatched by any corporate office block. It helps that Kaltwasser is an architect, so the building is structurally sound and user-friendly. The two have been collaborating since 1998, creating amorphous forms out of trash that retain a childlike simplicity in spite of rigorous engineering. – Jessica Lack, The Guardian 23.9.2008

LINK: www.folkekoebberling.de

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